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The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

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What male singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who are the best vocalists ever?" - or even the best rock vocalist. Some of the greatest singers of all time have very distinct voices that may not suit your needs when, say, singing '90s alt rock at karaoke or narrating what your pets are doing (in song). What famous male singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Which voice would be the most fun to treat your friends with at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which could make you the most money?

When you're done here, go vote on the same question for women: What great female singers do you most wish you could sound like?
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
2
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
3
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
4
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Azat added
5
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
6
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival
7
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
8
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
9
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
10
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop
11
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
12
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
13
Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
14
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
15
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
16
Prince is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
17
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
18
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
19
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
20
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana
21
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
22
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
23
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music
24
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
mwahahahaha added Opera
25
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music